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Oak Ecosystem Ecology

Brad Hutnik, Forest Community Ecologist at WI Department of Natural Resources, explains how to determine if you have an oak-hickory woodland on your property. Hutnik identifies the kinds of plants and animals that depend on an oak-hickory woodland and discusses why they’re vanishing in southern Wisconsin.

Imaging Live Cells Under Viral Attack

Nathan Sherer, Assistant Professor at the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, explores the advances in live cell imaging technologies, leading to a clearer understanding of how HIV-1 and other viruses attack human cells. This technology is being used to advance new antiviral strategies.

Oak Woodland Management

Kevin Schilling, La Crosse County Forester at the WI Department of Natural Resources, explains how to cultivate oak trees on your land. Schilling discusses best practices for oak regeneration and the value of setting goals to maintain good quality oak woodlands.

The UW Urban Canid Project

David Drake, Wildlife Specialist at UW-Extension, discusses the UW Urban Canid Project, a research project focused on understanding how coyotes, red and grey foxes function in an urban environment.

Aquatic Invasive Species in Wisconsin

Tim Campbell, Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist at the Environmental Resources Center at UW-Extension, discusses the impacts of invasive species in Wisconsin’s lakes and waterways. Campbell provides a history of the aquatic invasive species in the state, discusses what has been done to manage their impact and explores ways to control them in the future.

Innovations in Medicine

Carla Pugh, Professor in the Department of Surgery; Michael Bassetti, Assistant Professor of Oncology; J. Louis Hinshaw, Professor in the Department of Radiology; and Igor Iruretagoyena, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health share information about new and exciting advances in their fields of medicine.

Wisconsin's Famous Effigy Mounds

Amy Rosebrough, Archaeologist at the Wisconsin Historical Society, discusses the sacred earthen sculptures created by Native people a thousand years ago to mark the graves of their dead. The effigy mounds, found primarily in Wisconsin, take the shapes of animals, birds and spirits.

The Universe Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Edward Churchwell, Professor Emeritus, Department of Astronomy at UW-Madison, explores how the universe has changed from its beginnings to the present time and envisions what it might be like in the distant future.

Genetics of Complex Traits in Dogs

Peter Muir, Professor at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine, explains the genome-wide association study (GWAS) which analyzes canine disease. Muir explores the parallels of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture in dogs and humans.

Chemical Origins of Life Research

John Yin, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at UW-Madison, explores how living systems evolve from simple chemicals.

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